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Two dead, three injured in Sebring crash


Published:   |   Updated: January 5, 2014 at 04:58 AM

A pickup truck struck four pedestrians, killing two and seriously injuring the others, Saturday morning in Sebring, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The driver is in critical condition after striking a power pole.

According to a report, the four people were walking north on the west side of Seattle Avenue. Meanwhile, a 2002 Ford pickup driven by Gregory Tocci, 54, of Sebring was southbound on Seattle Avenue. The pedestrians saw the approaching vehicle and stepped onto the west shoulder of the street, but for unknown reasons, the truck went onto the shoulder and hit the four people, FHP said.

The truck then went back onto the roadway and continued south toward Delaware Avenue and a left curve in the road. The truck didn't make the curve and hit a concrete power pole, the report said.

The pedestrians were all taken to Florida Heartland Hospital, where Holly S. Hardley, 62, and Allen Wilson, 60, both of Sebring, died, according to FHP

James Amos, 73, is in serious condition and William R. Hardley, 62, is in critical condition at the hospital. Both men are from Sebring.

Tocci is in critical condition at Lakeland Regional Hospital.

FHP said it is unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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